Phone: 469-752-3143


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University Certifications: Texas Teaching Certification: Early Childhood – 8th grade Generalist

Mrs. Tacy Howe

Third Grade Teacher


Welcome  to 3rd grade! My name is Mrs. Howe. I’m so happy to be your 3rd grade teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This will be my 8th year of teaching. I taught in Richardson ISD, Plano ISD and worked as a Curriculum Director and Executive Director for the Primrose Schools. This is my 2nd year teaching at Shepard and I am excited to be back!

I live here in Plano, Texas with my husband, son and daughter and one black Labrador. I enjoy going out to eat and trying out new locations around the Dallas area. I love to travel and visit places I’ve never been. When it’s time to relax I love to cozy up to a good movie and popcorn.


  • Mrs. Howe's Class Schedule

    7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings.

    7:30 am - 7:40 am Children arrive in their classrooms to unpack and do morning activities

    7:40 am - 8:00 am Pledge, Moment of Silence, Announcement/ Patriot News, and Morning Meeting

    8:00 am - 8:55 am Math

    8:55 am - 9:45 am Specials

    9:45 am - 10:00 am Read Aloud, Snack, and Restroom Break

    10:00 am - 10:30 am Math Rotations

    10:30 am - 11:00 am Intervention and Enrichment

    11:00 am - 11:30 am Recess

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch

    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Science

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Social Studies

    1:45 pm - 2:30 pm English Language Arts

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Packing up and End of Day Dismissal Routines


    Tuesdays 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm


    Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Wednesdays  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


    Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 9:00 am - 9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

  • Third Grade Information

    Please see our Third Grade Department page for more Third Grade information.

    Shepard Third Grade Team Page

  • Special Announcements for Mrs. Howe's Class

    General Announcements

    • For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.

    October 2022

    October 1 - 6: Fall Book Fair Click for More

    October 4: Shepard Spirit Night @ McAlister’s Deli Click for More

    October 6: Art Night Click for More

    October 7: Science Unit 2 Assessment (Physical Properties)

    October 10 - 11: Student/Teacher Holiday

    October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences

    October 14:  Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    October 14: Social Studies Unit 2 Assessment (Communities, Past and Present)

    October 14: Red Ribbon Assembly Click for More

    October 21: 3rd Grade Field Trip - Heard Museum Click for More

    October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week Click for More

    November 2022

    November 4: Shepard Fall Party and Color Run Click for More

    November 10: 3rd Grade Musical Click for More

    November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

    December 2022

    November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More

    December 1 - December 2:  1st & 3rd Grade Hearing & Vision Screening 

    December 8: Shepard Bedtime Story Night Click for More

    December 12: Shepard 4th & 5th Grade Winter Choir Concert Click for More

    December 15: Winter Parties Click for More

    December 16: Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    December 16: Shepard Holiday Sing Along Click for More

    December 17 - January 3: Winter Break - We will see everyone back on January 4th!

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Parmesan Crisps
    • Cheese Puffs

    Favorite School Drinks

    • Pink Drink
    • Iced Vanilla Latte
    • Cherry Limeade

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Target
    • Amazon


    • Traveling
    • Taking pictures
    • Writing

    T-Shirt Size

    •  Small

    Favorite Color

    • Blue
    • Black
    • Red

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • March 22nd

    Aversions and Allergies

    •  Shellfish